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Surviving Mercury In Retrograde

Maria Flynn
Written by Maria Flynn

Don’t worry.  The sky isn’t falling…but by the reactions of some of your friends, you might think so!  Mercury in retrograde offers hidden gems if you know how to use this time correctly.

What is Mercury in Retrograde?

According to Starchild, Retrograde motion is an APPARENT change in the movement of the planet through the sky. It is not REAL in that the planet does not physically start moving backwards in its orbit. It just appears to do so because of the relative positions of the planet and Earth and how they are moving around the Sun.

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What does this mean for you?

Well… have you heard the term, “As above, so below” ?  It was recorded in the Hermetic texts from The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus, which states: “That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracle of the One Thing.”

Our cosmic relationship with the planets and the heavens exists and when you’re aware of it, then so much more love and attention can be harnessed in ways that otherwise might go unnoticed—and then given to the things that will move the needle, and create positive shifts and a life you want (created by you).

Planning and preparation can make all the positive difference for you.  Not planning and preparing may put you in an unnecessary flow of FUNK (brought on by you or others).

1. Eliminate Elective Surgeries.

Unless it’s an emergency, simply choose not to have elective surgeries during this time.  If you can’t get around this…it’s OK… breathe.  Practice energy release exercises, and protect your energy.  Read more about protecting your energy.

2. Reduce Travel.

Unless it’s an emergency, keep travel to a minimum.  If you can, don’t plan any big trips and use this time to maybe try a staycation. 🙂 If you must travel, bring a map just in case, because…read #3. 🙂

Mercury in Retrograde offers a time to go within, get quiet, and listen.  What do you need?  Are you supporting yourself to level up in your life or have you been staying the same?  Are you choosing to live small or is there something burning within you that desperately wants attention?

Reduce the get-up and go and choose quiet-time to reflect, try a new meditation, or simply journal your thoughts.

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3. Back Up Your Computer.

Electronics have been known to go wonky during this time, so this makes it a perfect time to back up your computer. It’s a good habit anyway, right?

4. Schedule.

Foggy brain or absent-mindedness tends to happen during Mercury in Retrograde.  So, do yourself a favor and schedule and even set reminders.

5. Communicate With Love.

Because most everyone gets the icky “feels” during this time, it may impact communication.  Love more, use positive vocabulary more, or exercise the power of the pause before diarrhea of the mouth takes over.

It’s not unusual that plans or projects get rescheduled or canceled.  People chicken out of commitments and more.


What falls away from you may simply be that hidden gift you didn’t realize needed to happen.  YOU GOT THIS!

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Maria Flynn

Maria Flynn

MARIA FLYNN is the Founder and Creator of OneWiseLife.comABUNDANCE Bootcamp 3-Week Intensive, Spirituality For The Stubborn Soul, and the Co-Creator of Mojo Mastery. From abuse to obesity to healing and health (and everything in-between), Maria considers her life a blessing. Her years of studying and working with masters from around the world have enabled her to form a unique view of the world. She uses this unique view to help thousands of others around the world experience more FREEDOM in their life.